We were recently named to The Denver Post’s list of the Top 100 Places to Work in Colorado. I just attended the reception and it was terrific to meet peers at other like-minded organization. Thanks to The Post for a great event.
We believe we have a great workplace. And while it’s indeed wonderful to have that achievement recognized by others, our biggest point of pride is what got us there – the culture that makes Bright Horizons what it is.
What Makes a Top Place to Work
That culture was on display back in September when our employees rallied together to support each other during the Colorado floods. And it was on full display a year ago when those same employees reached out to colleagues in our Boston office with comfort food following the Marathon bombing. Equally important, it’s illustrated on a daily basis in the way our people do business with our clients…and with each other.
Cultivating that environment has been a deliberate, concerted effort by everyone at Bright Horizons, from leadership through the ranks. Our formal statement of our philosophy can be found in Bright Horizons’ established code of conduct – our HEART principles – that provides a written benchmark for how we interact in and out of the company. And people take those principles, for lack of a better way to say it…to heart.
The Payoff of a Positive Business Culture
And it pays off. Speaking from personal experience, I can say that coming to such a positive work environment drives people; it inspires them to do good work.
So, thanks and congratulations to all of our dedicated Colorado team for living our values daily.
Workplace Dynamics, the organization that conducted the survey, shared an interesting factoid during the reception. They have tracked the publicly traded companies that make their Top 100 Places to Work lists in each state over four years and found that those companies have outperformed the S&P 500 by 12% annually over that time. The point was that a great culture and work environment are a competitive advantage.
We couldn’t agree more.